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Ohio Day-Cations

10.) Ohio Caverns Ohio Caverns is located in West Liberty, Ohio. It is one and a half hours away from campus. Here you can enjoy guided tours of one of Ohio’s most beautiful areas (even though it is underground). It is a great place to picnic and enjoy time with your family. Plus, the cavern is 54 degrees all year around so you enjoy a cool hour underground. 9.) Cedar Point Cedar Point is located in Sandusky, Ohio. This awesome amusement park is about three hours away from campus. It…

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Horsemen’s Association Improves Equine Program for WC

The Wilmington College (WC) Horsemen’s Association is an on-campus organization that tries to educate members about the equine industry. Horsemen’s Association is a club that goes to horse related events in the surrounding area, and also puts on events for members. The club was formed for people who want to participate in equine related events, without being on the equestrian team. President of the Horsemen’s Association, Brianna Akam said, “We try and learn more about the different industries and also help out our own equine program.  People don’t have to…

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New Club On Campus: The Wilmington College Film Club

Marissa Johnson, a freshman at Wilmington College has started a club on campus, Film Club. The club’s purpose is to promote the school in a positive light using video. Marissa wants people who join the club to truly enjoy creating something for the school. The club plans on making not only academic videos but also videos that will be entertaining for the campus to enjoy. Johnson said, “The people who will be watching the videos will truly see Wilmington in a new light.” “The people who will be watching the…

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WC Sexual Assault Line Now Hiring

Wilmington College (WC) is hosting events for National Crimes Victim’s Rights Week. During the week of April 2 to 7, all of the events will be held on campus. WC received a grant in the amount of $1,480 to cover event costs. On Thursday from 7 to 9 PM, It’s On Us hosted the Clothesline Expo, a t-shirt decorating with anti-domestic violence slogans which will hang in The Top for a week. This is to celebrate Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Maraya Wahl, intern for the sexual assault hotline, said,…

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Field Placement Wrap Up

Wilmington College (WC) freshmen in the Foundations of Education class ended their first field placements last week. The students learned valuable teaching methods and made connections with their cooperating teachers. Freshman Laura Swinehart said, “I took away from my placement more of a want and passion for educating tomorrow’s youth. I took away a more burning desire to teach and help youth succeed in life. I learned how to be effective and that kids won’t take you seriously until you give them a reason to.” “I took away from my…

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A New Way to Make Appointments to the Writing Center

The Wilmington College Writing Center is introducing a new way to make appointments. Students will be able to make appointments by visiting the Student Resource Center link on the WC@Home page. By making appointments this way the requested time slot will be sent directly to Judy Harvey, the director of the Writing Center. She will be able to promptly respond and confirm the appointment time. Students can still email the Writing Center to make an appointment. Harvey said, “The best session is when the student walks in with the assignment…

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SPECTRA Drag Show Coming Soon

Wilmington College (WC) SPECTRA will be hosting their bi-annual Drag SPECTRAcular on Wednesday, March 22 at 9:09 in the Top. WC Professor and Spectra Advisor, Bonnie Erwin said, “Drag is important to SPECTRA because of the role that this kind of performance played in early Pride movements, but it’s also important in academic theories of gender.” This is the largest Drag Show in WC “Herstory.” It will be hosted by Eris Grey, WC Alumni, who started the Drag Show. Nine queens performing including: Roxy Nikole, Cherry Poppins, Selena T. West,…

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Kava Haus: A Coffee Shop That Is More Than Just Coffee

Kava Haus is a locally owned business that offers delicious coffees, teas, homemade pastries, soups and a wide variety of other delicious options. The owner of Kava Haus, Brad Heys, wanted to create a business that did not exist, a warm and inviting coffee shop. He described it as a “coffee shop that is more than just coffee.” They are located right in Wilmington and it is only a ten-minute walk from campus. Wilmington College (WC) staff and students enjoy relaxing at Kava Haus. Staff members who frequent Kava Haus…

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Field Placement Excitement

Wilmington College (WC) freshmen in the education department began their first field placements last week. The students travel to local schools and observe teachers in order to learn different teaching techniques. WC Professor, Jim Boland said, “Research suggests that it takes about 10,000 hours of practice to master anything, teaching included. Field experiences give pre-service teachers experience with lesson planning, managing student behavior, teaching and reflecting about teaching. Field experiences also develop confidence.” “Research suggests that it takes about 10,000 hours of practice to master anything, teaching included.” – Jim…

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Why Organ Donation Is Important

120,000 Americans are waiting for an organ transplant due to illnesses and only 48% of Americans are registered organ donors. Wilmington College freshman and Ohio Organ Donor Ambassador Aryn Copeland said, “Organ donation is so important because I truly believe we are here to help others.” “Organ donation is so important because I truly believe we are here to help others.” – Aryn Copeland, Wilmington College student and Ohio Organ Donor Ambassador 30,970 transplants were performed in 2015, but 22 people die every day waiting for their transplant. Registration for…

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